Calamansi Lime

November 10th, 2009 | Fruit Maven

If you’ve been looking to impress your boss (aka The Golf Pro) with a dual purpose golf ball/cocktail base, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★☆

Cute little orange skinned fruit slightly bigger than the diameter of a quarter with bright orange flesh.

AROMA Rating: ★★★★★

Gorgeous and very aromatic, complicated citrus fragrance.

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★★☆

Peel is thin, tender and eatable while the inside flesh is juicy, juicy, juicy with minimal seeds.

TASTE Rating: ★★★★☆

The peel has a very grown up sweetness to it while the inside is like a sour orange.

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Biting in to this lime is so complicated it is ridiculous. It’s like a cross between a lemon, a tangerine, a kumquat, a hand grenade and a water fight. First of all it claims to be a lime but it looks like an orange – my brain does not compute this and is confused even as I bring it to my mouth. Second of all you can eat the peel, which is contrary to everything I generally believe about items that look like an orange (or a lime for that matter). When you bite into it you taste this very pleasing and complex sweetness followed extremely closely by a jarring sour juicy explosion. So you can see why I ran directly to the fridge and made a gin and juice. It was an emergency! I’m not saying this has anything to do with the urgent beverage situation, but I am smitten with this little citrus. Not exactly a snacker, but just so darned fun.


Calamansi Lime






China but extremely common in the Philippines


Farmer Steve Inc.
Ramona, CA


Farmer’s Maket


Also called kalamansi lime, musk lime, golden lime, scarlet lime, calamondin orange, china orange, and panama orange. The skin color can be either orange or green.

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